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23 SEPTEMBER 2018

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Regulation

Presentation
Art. 1 – Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek is a cycle tourist/cycling-for-all event, defined as an Open Race by the UVP-FPC (Portuguese Cycling Federation) and that respects its specific regulations as well as the traffic laws. This is not a competition but a sportive event, with leisure, tourist or cultural purposes, which are part of the attractive of this type of cycling. Participation is limited to two-wheel vehicles (road, mountain or tandem bicycles). Motor vehicles are prohibited.

Date and distance
Art. 2 – Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek will start at 9.00 o'clock a.m. (Lisbon Time), on Sunday, September 23 2017, in Monção, finishing in the same location. Departure control begins at 8.00 a.m. and finish line control closes at 17.00 p.m. The first km of the race will be under controlled pace before the race opens.
Art. 3 – Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek will have an extension of 139 km in the Granfondo version. There are also two shorter distances, called Mediofondo, with 106 km length and the Minifondo, with 62 km. In all of them the use of helmet is mandatory.

Participation/Registration
Art. 4 – The race will be limited to 1500 participants in the total of the three distances, who shall make their registration through Monção e Melgaço Granfondo’s by Trek official website (www.moncaoemelgacogranfondo.com) or at Bikeservice’s siege, in the city of Póvoa de Varzim. 
Art. 5 – Payment shall be made to: Paypall or Visa/Mastercard
Once the payment is made for and in case of giving up the right to participate until September 1 2018, the participant may get a 50% refund of the registration value. After September 1, registration is considered definitive.
Art. 6 – Registration is personal. It is possible to enter the race with someone else's registration, but after September 1 new participant will pay an extra 5 euro tax. Payment shall be made through money transfer to the IBAN PT50 0045 1463 4027 5091 3307 8.
Art. 7 – Participation is allowed only to individuals 16 years old or over, at their own responsibility and risk. When register, all riders declare to be totally fit to participate, both physically and clinically. We advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering our event.
Art. 8 – Registration cost, until the September 10 at 12h, is 32 euros for athletes licensed in the Portuguese Cycling Federation (UVP-FPC) or any other cycling federation of another country. It is MANDATORY, in the moment of the registration, to write the license number. In case of accident, participant must activate his federation insurance. For non-licensed or licensed in FPCUB and in Federação Portuguesa de Triatlo (Portuguese Triathlon Federation) the cost is 35 euros, since their federations’ insurances don’t cover this kind of events.
Registration will be accepted between 11 and 21 September, but with an aggravated cost of five euros. All registrations made after September 10 will not be customized with participants’ name. 
After September 10 at 12h, all registrations that are not paid will be eliminated. To make a new one, one must register in www.moncaoemelgacogranfondo.com, with an aggravated cost of five euros. 
Registration closes when reaching 1400 or on September 21.
Art 8.1 – Federation licenses must be valid in the year the race will take place. 
Art 8.2 – It is mandatory to place the race’s number in the bike’s handlebar. In case it is placed in any other bike part, the participant will not be allowed to enter the departure zone.
Art 8.3 – To ensure the size of the jersey you will have to register and pay for your registration until September 3 at 7pm. Entries made after that date will be subject to the sizes available in stock 

Registration includes:
- Oficial Granfondo Jersey
- The right to participate in the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek
- Alvarinho Wine Botle
- Energy Bar, Energy Gel- offer Prozis
- Food and liquid supplies.
- Custom race number, with participant’s name and nacionality.
- First-aid and medical assistance.
- Personal accidents insurance in accordance to the law (for non-licensed in UVP-FPC).
- Access to showers at the end of the race.
- Lunch at the end of the race.
- Finisher medal.
- Finisher digital certificate.
- Classification by electronic chip.
- Professional mechanical assistance

Art. 9 – Registration and participation of individuals suspended by the use of banned substances will not be accepted.
Timing 
Art. 10 – Although being a cycling/cycle tourist challenge, all riders will be timed, by means of an electronic chip, in the time taken to complete the length of the course. The electronic chip is personal and of mandatory use, resulting in immediate disqualification not complying with this rule. 
All riders must pass under the departure arch otherwise the electronic chip will not be activated.

Departure order
Art. 11 – Granfondo, Mediofondo and Minifondo departure will be made simultaneously, with participants distributed in numbered boxes with the following names:

1 ao 100 - Box – Monção e Melgaço, a origem do Alvarinho (VIP)
101 ao 400 Box - Monção e Melgaço, a origem do Alvarinho
401 ao 700 Box – Trek
701 ao 1000 Box - Europcar
1001 ao 1300 Box – Lacoviana                                                                                                                            1301 ao 1500 - CACB
This distribution shall obey exclusively to the ORDER OF PAYMENT. Each of these boxes has 300 places. There will be a VIP box ahead of all others.

Medical assistance
Art. 12 – The Monção e Melgaço by Trek organization will provide for medical assistance with specialized personnel. Any time a participant asks a member of the organization staff for it or through the emergency phone number inscribed in the race’s number plate, the assistance system is activated.

Mechanical assistance
Art. 13 – The event will have mechanical assistance at the start and also along the route. Organization staff and vehicles provide for it. It is forbidden any mechanical assistance made by private or team cars during the event. It is expressly forbidden the circulation of team or personal cars in the race course.
Art. 14 – We advise each participant to take along with him the basic material and tools so he can repair simple mechanical problems, such as a puncture, as the organization staff can be far from the spot and take some time to get there. Our work is free from any costs but if any replacement part is necessary, it will be charged to the participant.

Legal provisions
Art. 15 – All participants must obey the traffic laws, since the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek course takes place in open roads. Any disrespect towards the traffic laws results in the immediate disqualification of this edition of the race as well as future ones.
Art. 16 – The organization is not to blame for any kind of accident regarding participants, be them victims or responsible for the accident. Nor it is to blame for any kind of debts contracted by participants, before, after or during the event, or even mechanical damage or material loss that may occur with bicycles or other equipment. All participants exempt the organization of any responsibility regarding loss or deterioration of personal objects, under any circumstances.
Art. 17 – The organization has the right to make all kinds of changes it considers necessary, on the course and other matters. The organisation reserves the admission right to the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek.

Image rights
Art. 18 – Reading and accepting these regulations means that all participants entitle the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek organization to film, totally or partially, its participation in the race; they also entitle the organization to use their image in promoting the event on all kinds of media (TV, radio, press, photos, DVD, internet, posters, flyers, etc), as well as giving away completely free from charges the commercial and advertising exploitation rights of their image. The organization guarantees the full respect of laws regarding personal data.
Art. 19 – The act of registration for this event implies the full acceptance of these regulations, as well as waiving all kind of legal action against the organization of the race that could emerge from participating in the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek.

Trophies
Art. 20 – There will be trophies for:
Minifondo: 
The first three classified male.
The first three classified female.

Mediofondo: 
The first three of the following categories
 Male 
 Elite (born before 1989).
 Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
 Masters B (from 1978 to 1969)
 Masters C (from 1968 to 1959)
 Masters D (from 1958 to 1949)
 Masters D (born in 1948 or before)

 Female 
 Elite (born until 1989)
 Masters A (from 1988 a 1979)
 Masters B (born before 1978)

Granfondo: 
Trophies for the first male and the first female.
The first three of the following categories:
Male 
Elites (born before 1989).
Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
Masters B (from 1978 to 1969)
Masters C (from 1968 to 1959)
Masters D (from 1958 to 1949)
Masters E (born in 1949 or before)
Female 
Elite (born until 1989)
Masters A (from 1988 a 1979)
Masters B (born before 1978)
Teams
Trophies for the first 3 teams in the Granfondo, being considered the team’s best three riders regardless of their category.                                     
Awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.

Penalties
Art. 21 – Will be disqualified those who:
a) Disrespect the traffic laws.
b) Disrespect instructions given by organization staff or law enforcement authorities.
c) Don't pass through control zero at the start and/or other control points along the course.
d) Don't respect the environment, by means of polluting it along the course, throwing waste or other.
e) Have their private or team car in the race, affecting it.
f) Disrespect the present regulations or the event.

Registration office
Art. 22 – 
Local: Soon
Horario:
22 September 10h às 20h
23 September 7h às 8h30

Final provisions
Art. 23 – We strongly advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering in this event. We also stress the need for an adequate eating and hydration regime before and during the race, although there are food and liquid supplies in defined points along the course.
Art. 24 – The organization will not assume any responsibility in compensating participants in case the event is postponed or cancelled due to “force majeure”.
Art. 25 – It is up to the organization analysing and deciding on omissions or exceptional cases. 

Statement of responsibility

 

 

MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK

 

 

MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK Statement of responsibility 1. I, the undersigned, ............................................................................................................................................, holder of the identification document nº..................................................... and holder of MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK race number………………., , declare to have read and accepted the race’s Regulations. I further declare to have taken notice that this is an amateur cyclotourism/cycling event for all, without any competitive purpose, that unfolds in public roads open to traffic, accepting the resulting risks, so I agree to comply with and enforce the traffic laws as well as MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK Regulations. 2. I declare to have been given all necessary information from the organization, as well as information I asked for, concerning the inherent risks to my participation in the MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK, being fully aware that the race takes place on roads open to vehicle circulation foreign to the event with whom I may come across; that I will pass traffic interceptions open to vehicle circulation, so I agree to use the utmost care and caution crossing them; that some of the race’s course are, either by road conditions or the steep slope of the rode, dangerous and I was duly alerted by the organization to this situation as well as the risks it may cause. 3. I also declare that I will not ask any responsibilities to MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK organization or to any other entities involved in the event for any accident I may cause or be a victim and that might affect/involve other participants, organization staff or others, nor by any debts contracted by me before, during or after the ride, as well as mechanical malfunctions or losses that the bicycles or other equipment owned/used by me may suffer. I also exempt the organization for any loss or deterioration of personal belongings in any circumstance. 4. I assume that MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK organization has recommended a thorough medical check-up before joining this ride to all participants, for which I will not ask any responsibilities to the referred entity in case I suffer any kind of loss resulting from health problems that may occur after my participation in the event. I declare to fully assume any risk to my health that may come from participating in the Bragança Granfondo. Signature (as in the identification document)

 

 

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